R&b Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old r&b quotes, r&b sayings, and r&b proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears form the eyes of woman.     

Ludwig van Beethoven

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.     

Jean Paul Richter

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.     

Thomas Carlyle

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.     

Berthold Auerbach

Music is the shorthand of emotion. Emotions, which let themselves be described in words with such difficulty, are directly conveyed to man in music, and in that is its power and significance.     

Leo Tolstoy

Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.     


The music is the shining path over which the poet travels to bring his song to the world.     

Lotte Lehmann

Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn.     

Charlie Parker

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.     

Victor Hugo

He who sings scares away his woes.     


Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.     

Alphonse De Lamartine

Soul music is timeless.     

Alicia Keys

Soul music is soul music. It can be wrapped up in a neo soul package; it can be called hip-hop soul. But soul is soul, and it's been around; it will never go away.     


Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.     


Music is what feelings sound like.     


Soul music is pain - you can hear the slaves, the beatin' and the hurtin'.     

Link Wray

He who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once.     

Robert Browning

Music fills the infinite between two souls.     

Rabindranath Tagore

Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself.     

Henry Ward Beecher

Without music, life is a journey through a desert.     

Pat Conroy

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.     

Ludwig van Beethoven

Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words.     

Robert Green Ingersoll

Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.     

Jimi Hendrix

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.     


Sometimes with pop music, you have to see it to love it. With soul music, it's sparse. There's nothing that's pretentious or planned. It's just so gutsy.     


Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.     

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Music is rhythm of the universe meets rhythm of self.     

Terri Guillemet

Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory.     

Oscar Wilde

All music should have no other end and aim than the glory of God and the soul's refreshment; where this is not remembered there is no real music but only a devilish hubbub.     

Johann Sebastian Bach

Soul music is about longevity and reaching and touching people on a human level - and that's never going to get lost.     

Jill Scott